slow steady current

Slow steady current

From a playful stream
I jumped
Headfirst
Into a current
A slow and steady current
That moved me further
And further
Away from myself
I sensed it
I fought it
Resisted, but grew exhausted
And often gave in
Moving further and further
Away
Sinking deeper and deeper-
A new depth
Found.

I was able to find another current
One that has brought me
Me
Back again.

~by Carolyn Bentley, 2010